Release dateJanuary 17, 2008 (2008-01-17) WriterHyeon-su Kim (screenplay), Soo-ah Kim (screenplay), Hye-ryeon Park (screenplay) Initial releaseJanuary 17, 2008 (South Korea) ScreenplayKim Su-ah, Park Hye-ryeon, Kim Hyeon-su CastLee Mi-sook (Kim Yeong-mi), Kim Min-Hie (Kim Ah-mi), Eun-Seong (Kang-ae's cosmetic staff), Heung-su Kim (Nah Won-seok), Kim Sung-Su (Oh Seung-won), Hee-seok Yun (Choi Kyeong-soo)
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Hellcats (Hangul: 뜨거운것이 좋아 ; RR: Ddeugeoun Geosi Joa; lit. "I Like It Hot" or "Some Like It Hot") is a 2008 South Korean romantic comedy film about an extended family of three women from different generations—the fortysomething interior designer Young-mi (Lee Mi-sook), the 27-year old screenwriter Ah-mi (Kim Min-hee), and the high school student Kang-ae (Ahn So-hee) -- who are all engaged in dilemmas regarding love and sex.
27-year-old Ah-mi is a freelance screenwriter, and she's on her 17th rewrite for a screenplay that has been in the works for over a year. For the past 3 years, she's been living with her older sister Young-mi because she can't afford rent on her own. Ah-mi dreams of success and independence, but these seem far-off. She has a boyfriend named Won-suk, a member of a struggling rock band, who is mostly broke. Then one day, she goes out on a blind date and a new guy, Seung-won, enters her life. Seung-won is a successful accountant, and is very different from Won-suk.
Meanwhile, 40-year-old Young-mi is a happy, independent single mother and interior designer. She begins working with a theatre company where she meets a much younger actor named Kyoung-soo, who takes a romantic interest in her. But even her sexy, confident self gets insecure when on her next doctor's visit, she learns that she's undergoing menopause.
There is also Young-mi's teenage daughter, Kang-ae. She is a bright, optimistic high school student, whose current goal in life is to figure out a way to get a kiss from her boyfriend of three years, Ho-jae. Kang-ae's best friend, Mi-ran, a self-proclaimed dating expert, coaches Kang-ae in matters of love. Mi-ran helps Kang-ae plan a strategy for her first kiss, but their scheme goes haywire, and Kang-ae's first kiss ends up being with Mi-ran.
Although different in age, attitude about life, and dating preferences, the three women each learn to find their own unique way to happiness.